of the rigging to shot to god in the middle of a storm, i'm not afraid of you so the catholic fishermen were, like, get down. we're all going to die. he was known for bringing home the most cod so in this storm, people could not believe that patty did not make it home, and during the storm, they all feared the august hurricanes because it was the start of the hurricane season, and the night before patty set sail, his wife said, please, patty, don't go because not only was patty going to sea, he was taking his 12-year-old son, frank, his 14-year-old son jerome, and patty's eldest son, james, was on another schooner. during the storm, patty is out to sea with his three sons, and there's a scene in the book, and this is all true, you know, researched. patty was last seen as the waves are rising, and another skipper says, what are you doing, patty?